Viral TikTok Singer Rilee Sings Sara Evans’ “A Little Bit Stronger”

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13-year-old Rilee went viral with a remarkable rendition of Lainey Wilson’s “Heart Like A Truck” in a TikTok video.  

In December, 13-year-old Rilee from Benton, Tennessee sat down for a haircut session with barber and content creator Noah Peters. Noah’s TikTok channel, @thesingingbarber, has gained popularity for its videos of customers singing while getting their hair cut. Rilee beautifully sang Lainey Wilson’s “Heart Like A Truck,” showing remarkable talent for her age. 

Quickly, the video blew up and gained the attention of millions. After only one day on TikTok, the video garnered a whopping 13.1 million views and is now up to nearly 35 million views!

@theesingingbarber Sweet Rilee is only 13 years old. She has never sang in front of anyone. @Lainey Wilson i want you to see this!!!! #singingbarber ♬ original sound – Noah Peters

Country music sensation Lainey Wilson even saw the video herself and praised the young singer: 

Country stars react to Rilee’s impressive cover 

Lainey Wilson was not the only country star impressed by Rilee’s talent. As the video gained popularity, additional notable names chimed in: 

You killed that Rilee! Keep it up.” – Luke Combs 

She sounds incredible to be so young! Tell her keep chasing that dream, keep singing from the soul young lady!” – Jelly Roll 

She got something special! Keep goin.” – Morgan Wallen

Get it sis 👏” – Ashley Cooke 

Rilee sings Sara Evans’ “A Little Bit Stronger”   

Viewers are regularly treated to videos showing off Rilee’s impressive voice on the family-run TikTok channel @germanfamilymusic. This week, Rilee’s song of choice was “A Little Bit Stronger” by country music artist Sara Evans. 

“A Little Bit Stronger” was written by Luke Laird, Hillary Lindsey, and Hillary Scott. It was recorded and released by Sara Evans in 2010 as the lead single from her album Stronger. The single went on to hit number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and was certified Platinum by the RIAA. 

Watch Rilee sing “A Little Bit Stronger” in the video below! 

@germanfamilymusic Here’s ya’ll some Sara Evans #sweetrilee ♬ original sound – German Family Music